A trip down computer component memory lane.Mikey 10 comments
This advert from the 1980's goes a long way to making you appreciate just how cheap computer components are these days.
The Xcomp hard disc had a whopping 10mb capacity (yes that's megabytes, not gigabytes) and you could pick one up for a measly $US3398. To put it into perspective for you, a few weeks ago I just bought a 500gb hard drive (that's 50,000 times the capacity of the Xcomp pictured below) for $AU130.
It reminds me of my first PC (after the Amiga), which was a Pentium 2, 233mhz CPU, 32mb of SDRam and a 30gb hard drive, which cost about $3500. It didn't even have hardware 3D graphics acceleration. That cost another $250 for a Voodoo 1 card. Ah the memories.